Our Favorite Illustrators

“The first art that most children see is in picture books. That’s a big responsibility for the illustrator.” ⁣

~Leonard Marcus⁣

We love a lot of the illustrators that are universally beloved (Hoff, Carle, PJ Lynch, the Pinkneys 😍), but here are a few more of our favorites: ⁣

🎨Stephen Gammell⁣

I discovered Stephen Gammell by being a collector and lover of Cynthia Rylant’s books and noticing that I love the title by her that he illustrates particularly because of his emotional depictions of each character’s place in the story. ⁣

Favorite Titles: ⁣
📖Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman ⁣

📖 The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant ⁣

🎨 Kathryn Brown⁣

Brown is another illustrator I discovered via Rylant’s books, and I deeply appreciate the evocative way that she gentle illuminates the story. ⁣

Favorite Titles: ⁣
📖 The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant ⁣

📖 Tough Boris by Mem Fox ⁣

📖 Eeny, Meeny Miney Mole by Jane Yolen ⁣

🎨 Mo Willems ⁣

We’re studying cartooning this year, and understanding the work of animators and cartoonists has made us love and appreciate the simply brilliant drawings of Mo Willems even more than we already did. ⁣

Favorite Titles:⁣
📖 Elephant and Piggie Series ⁣

📖 Leonardo the Terrible Monster ⁣

🎨Tim Egan ⁣
Inspired by Sendak and Steig (both whom we also love), Egan’s anthromorphic animals are delightful (and his stories are too). ⁣

Favorite Titles: ⁣
📖 Dodsworth Series ⁣
📖 Chestnut Cove ⁣

💡 Reading ABOUT Literature, Art, and Culture is one of my favorite things to do, and Leonard Marcus is one of my favorite people to hear from on these topics. ⁣

I love all of his literary criticism, and his titles about picture books (➡️) are my favorite. If you want to read more about the art of the picture book and hear from (and about) illustrators, check out: ⁣

📖 A Caldecott Celebration ⁣
📖 Pass It Down⁣
📖 Show Me a Story ⁣
📖 Ways of Telling ⁣

For More Favorite Illustrators: ⁣

@littlehomeschoolontheprairies ⁣


No comments:

Post a Comment